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The strongest bites in the animal kingdom

Switzerland Spalea Offline
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@Shadow :

Perhaps I'm quite wrong, but to be fair we have to do a distinction between terrestrial and aquatic animals. The latter don't have any problem linked to the weight, they are carryed by the water. Thus they can enjoy much more muscle devoted to other modalities than the locomotion. For example to the bite capacities. I think.

Aquatic herbivor and predator will be always greater and bigger than the terrestrial predators and by far. Their physical abilities will be always more amazing.
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United States Stripedlion2 Offline

Does anyone have a bite force of a leopard and a cougar.
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Canada Balam Offline
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From the study: Bite Force Estimation and the Fiber Architecture of Felid Masticatory Muscles:

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The study didn't include the lion or cougar, but based on the estimations gathered the clouded leopard and jaguar come in first place in regards to BF in proportion to their mass, not surprisingly the tiger possess the strongest bite in the absolutes, capable of yielding the highest pressure at both the canines and molars.

Link to the full study: http://anatomypubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.c...2/ar.22518
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